Want to enhance the effectiveness of your skincare? Use the right tools. Skin-care tools are a necessary part of any skin-care routine. Would you buy a new foundation without a makeup brush to apply it? Skin-care tools work the same way. Some allow for better product penetration so you can get the most out of your serums, oils and moisturizers, while others offer a deeper clean than your hands can do alone. Pair a great lightweight summer serum with a jade roller or gua sha tool and you’ve got a powerful combination that will seriously upgrade your skin-care routine.
Gua sha is a traditional Chinese medicine practice said to help improve the overall appearance of skin. To try it, you’ll need to massage your skin with gua sha tools. (Alder New York Gua Sha Tool is available from Amazon.) Made from natural substances such as crystal, gua sha helps to reduce puffiness and promote circulation. According to the brand, using this tool every morning or night with a facial oil (like our Farm to Face or Skin Balance Hemp Seed Oils, Evening Primrose or Rosehip Seed Oil) can help to improve the appearance of your skin.
Jade rollers just feel like the ultimate act of loving self-care! They offer similar skin-care benefits as gua sha. Facial rollers come with many variations of stones including rose quartz. TIP: Put your jade roller in the fridge for a soothing, cooling effect.
What’s the best serum for your summer skincare?
Whether you have dry, oily or anything in between skin, the warmer summer temperatures call for a switch to a more lightweight feel. You’ll want to find the right formula that doesn’t make your skin feel greasy or sticky but keeps your complexion hydrated throughout the day. We’ve got a few that can help you switch up your skin-care routine for summer.
Multi Fruit Hydration Gel: This non-comedogenic gel moisturizer is formulated for normal to oily and blemish prone skin types. Its non-greasy texture delivers long-lasting hydration with an instant cooling effect that leaves skin feeling refreshed. Not only that, but it also has mattifying properties to help keep your complexion shine-free.
This lightweight gel-like serum is fast-absorbing and a great layering serum that delivers up to 72 hours of hydration. The formula contains hydrolyzed collagen and silk amino acids to help repair skin, boost hydration, and leave skin looking radiant.
To combat dehydration or as a layering serum for mature or dehydrated skin, this lightweight gel to crème moisturizer is a great choice for you. It’s formulated with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and peptides to boost hydration and leave skin looking supple.